• Contract awarded to rebuild seawall at West Seattle’s Emma Schmitz Overlook

    The Seattle District awarded a $3 million contract September 27 to Redside Construction based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, to replace an existing seawall in West Seattle. The project will replace the existing 500-foot-long seawall at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook, that has experienced significant erosion and damage from storms.
  • Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project Partnership Agreement signed today

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Skokomish Indian Tribe, Mason County and the Washington Department of Natural Resources met a major milestone today with the signing of the Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project Partnership Agreement.
  • International Kootenay Lake Board of Control to hold public meeting Sept. 19

    The International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold a public meeting at the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. The public will be presented information on the International Joint Commission, the Kootenay Board, and the operation of Corra Linn Dam by Fortis BC under the 1938 Order on Kootenay Lake. The Board will take comments from the public regarding their concerns and suggestions on the Board’s activities.
  • Chittenden Locks large chamber limited to half lockages, small lock closed

    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber is limited to half lockages because of a power outage. Maintenance crews are working to restore power and lock wall crews are working to get vessels through as efficiently as possible.
  • Chittenden Locks small chamber closed for unscheduled maintenance

    The small lock chamber is closed to marine traffic this week with reopening possible by September 13. All vessels will use the large lock and boaters should be prepared with appropriate equipment and crew.
  • Chittenden Locks to close September 18 and 19

    Both large and small locks will close to all marine traffic eight hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 18 to inspect and open a saltwater drain screen structure. The large lock will close again to all marine traffic eight hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 19 for sill and pump discharge inspections in preparation for the large lock dewatering outage in October.
  • Army Corps to host Albeni Falls Dam public information meeting Sept. 11

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a public meeting Sept. 11 in Priest River, Idaho, to inform the public on Albeni Falls Dam operations. Topics include: current and upcoming operations, to include the fall draft; lake level coordination; weather forecasts; and a topical question-and-answer period.
  • Community invited to learn about Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook Seawall Project

    Seattle Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite the community to an Open House July 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Alki Community Center to learn about the Emma Schmitz Seawall Replacement project.
  • Koocanusa Reservoir expected to remain low this summer

    In one of the driest years recorded for the Kootenai River Basin, extremely low spring precipitation combined with well below average winter snowpack and runoff will keep Lake Koocanusa significantly lower than normal this summer.
  • Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

    SEATTLE – An unsafe level of a naturally occurring toxin was detected in algae blooms at Rufus Woods Lake, prompting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials to post Washington State Department of Health warnings against swimming, water skiing and other in-water activities at the lake near Bridgeport, Washington.